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Page 13 text:
Mr. W. E. Moreland Cseated at leftl, Superin-
tendent of the Houston Public Schools, is elected
by the School Board of which Mr. Ewing Werlein is
president. Mr. Moreland's duties are many and va-
ried. Under his leadership and farseeing vision the
Houston School System has expanded rapidly and
has attained an excellence in all fields of secondary
Mr. .l. H. Wright Cstanding at leftl is Director of
Personnel for the Houston Independent School Dis-
trict. He is an active participant in all civic projects.
He was for several years, assistant principal of La-
mar High School and still has a deep interest in the
welfare of the pupils themselves.
Mr. J. O. Webb is the Assistant Superintendent of
the Houston Schools in charge of the Senior High
Schools. Mr. Webb is pictured at the left in his spaci-
ous office on the first floor of the Administrative
Mr. W. J. Moyes Cat leftl has just placed two
new football trophies on exhibit in the library.
Football boys Dick Bintliff and Jack Carson ad-
mire the Raymond Pearson Award which Lamar has
received four times for winning the City Cham-
pionship. The other trophy is the one awarded to
Lamar by the lnterscholastic League, for winning
second place in the State Big City Play-off. In
an impressive assembly program Bill Chanslor ac-
cepted these trophies on behalf of the team.
Mr. Madden stands in front of sixteen hundred
football fans at a "pep" rally and urges them to
continue to support their team. Once a football
coach himself, he gets great pleasure out of spon-
soring the victorious Indians. Two of the yell leaders
stand by waiting to say a word about the coveted
Sportsmanship Cup which Lamar has won twice in
the last four years.
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ln 1937 the halls of Lamar were opened for the first time. That fall almost all of this year's
seniors were just beginning their long climb toward graduation. Mr. William J. Moyes, the principal
of the new school, was busy opening "the finest school building in Houston and the best equipped
in the Southwest," as the Houston Chronicle had called it.
Organizing the new school was no easy job, but Mr. Moyes had a record of service that readily
qualified him for the position. He had taught at Allen Academy in Bryan for four years, and at
Marshall Training School in San Antonio, where he had been co-principal for two years. From San
Antonio Mr. Moyes came to South End High School in Houston where he taught English and Latin.
From South End High School he was promoted to the principalship of Central High Cnow Sam
Houstonl. There he served as principal until Lamar was opened.
Mr. Moyes' sincere interest in the welfare of Lamar School and its students, his boundless
enthusiasm for the success of his football teams, and his remarkable wisdom in guidance toward
scholarship have made Lamar one of the outstanding schools of the Southwest.
Mr. Jesse Madden, assistant principal, came to Lamar in the fall of l945. He brought with him
a sense of humor, a keen interest in athletics, and a desire to help the students understand their
problems and assume their responsibilities. He has aided Mr. Moyes in solving the problems of
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Mr. Clay pulls the venetian blind cord and immediately the office is flooded with the sunlight
of another day. Soon the voices of teachers are heard as they come down the hall toward the office.
Thus at about eight o'clock each morning the activity begins slowly, and mounts steadily throughout
the day to make the office always a place of accomplishment and confusion. A few minutes later
the office will be filled with teachers who must "sign in" before beginning their day's labor, outside,
the walk up to school is becoming more crowded, and soon the students will also be pouring into
the office to add to the general confusion.
The office staff and its assistants are constantly on the run looking for grade cards, blank admits,
absentee slips, or selling football tickets, looking up where a student is that period, or carrying
out any other whim a student might have. Executing their jobs with great proficiency and apparently
no bothers at all, this staff is nevertheless glad to see three o'clock roll around. As the sound of
the voices gets further away, the blinds again are closed, and another day in the office is complete.
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